As always, news from the world’s most famous family is once again making headlines. It has been confirmed that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting another child. The couple’s fourth child is being carried by a surrogate. It has been speculated that the baby is a boy and is due in May 2019. Kim’s last child, Chicago, was also carried via a surrogate due to concerns over Kim’s health.
Kim’s first two pregnancies were wrought with medical complications. Kim experienced pain and exhaustion that left the star in a debilitated state. Kardashian’s first pregnancy also caused severe weight gain and swelling that inspired vicious and unrelenting tabloid scrutiny. Kim was subsequently diagnosed with the condition preeclampsia, which can ultimately lead to seizures and coma that can be life-threatening for both the mother and foetus. After a complicated birth, the Kardashian was warned that another pregnancy was too much of a health risk.
The couple have been open about their desire for a large family. It was reported that Kanye was “harassing” his wife for another child mere months after the birth of their third baby. The duo, who are parents to North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, 11 months, are said to be using a different gestational surrogate to the woman that carried Chicago. The couple’s representatives have yet to comment on the news.